Wedding rings are a symbol of marriage. However, for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, they can also pose a danger. If you injure yourself and your finger is sliced or swelling, a ring can be difficult — and painful — to remove. There’s also the fact that if you slip and the ring accidentally catches on something — wooden framing, or say, a rock face — you can lose most of the skin on your finger because your body is still moving but your ring isn’t. This is called “degloving”. It’s as disgusting as it sounds. Don’t google it.
Now, you can certainly just leave your ring at home. But a lot of people are opting for silicone rings to take precaution while still telling the world they’re taken. As they’re made from the synthetic polymer, the rings — which are affordable and often come in packs of three — are flexible enough to be removed easily if there’s swelling. They also snap when under stress to help save your finger from a gruesome fate. If you’re interested in buying a few for yourself, here are our favorites.
Enso Legends Yeti Ring
The Yeti ring, inspired by the mythical creature that roams the Himalayan Mountains, this ring is a light blue-gray color and has a slight metallic sheen that will pop on your finger. It also has small channels on the inside to ensure that your ring finger breathes and stays dry. Enso offers five different colors inspired by mythical creatures, but the Yeti is our favorite.
Aeon Electric Blue/Carbon Black Ring
There’s just something we like about the electric blue stripe on this ring that we like. Maybe it’s the Sci Fi-style of it. Aeon sells one ring in five similar color patterns, each of which has a primary stripe down the middle. They’re made from surgical grade silicone and are tough enough to stand up to any abuse with enough stretch to come off if the situation requires it.
Groove+Life Mossy Oak Camo Ring
Made in partnership with the Mossy Oak Camouflage Company, this ring has a wrap around pattern on the skin-facing side that helps keep moisture down and the fit comfortable. It’s available in six different patterns and comes with a true lifetime guarantee.
Saferingz Gunmetal Metallic Ring
Want a more traditional looking ring? Check out Saferingz. The company offers a variety of classic silicone rings that break when stretched in colors that better resemble standard wedding bands. We’re partial to their gunmetal collection, which come in a variety of metallic styles and have a slight sheen to them.
Qalo Black Step Edge Ring
Qalo makes a variety of no-nonsense rings that don’t shine or otherwise standout. Our favorite is the black step edge ring, which has a simple barrel design. It’s made a pliable, medical grade silicone that’s more resistant to automotive fluids and cleaning chemicals than other rings.